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Letter from John Bernhisel, 18 August 1841

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August 18th. 1841
Dear Brother,
I wrote you about the 12th. Ultimo enclosing a certificate of deposite on the Greenwich bank in this city

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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for four hundred and twenty five dollars, and requested that you would do me the favor to purchase land for me to the amount of about five hundred [hole in page] dollars, and stated that I would remit you the remaining seventy five dollars by the 1st of July next, but I shall probably be enabled to do so in the course of the ensuing winter, certainly by the first of May next. Not having received an acknowledgment of the receipt of the certificate of deposite, and supposing that you were probably prevented from acknowledging it by the pressure of other business, I wrote a few days since to Elder Heber C. Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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, requesting him to make the inquiry and write me, as I felt anxious to know whether it had reached you in safety. In my last I desired you to make the purchase within two or three miles of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, but I have very recently been informed that the price of land is very high in the immediate vicinity of that city, I should therefore obtain a very small tract for five hundred dollars. If this be the case, you will have the goodness to purchase land, (if you have not already done so) at any distance within ten miles of your city

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, but you will please to act in this matter as if you were purchasing for yourself, for you are on the spot and perfectly well acquainted with all the advantages and disadvantages of location &c &c [p. [1]]
New York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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August 18th. 1841
Dear Brother,
I wrote you about the 12th. Ultimo enclosing  a certificate of deposite on the Greenwich bank in this  city

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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for four hundred and twenty five dollars, and  requested that you would do me the favor to purchase  land for me to the amount of about five hundred  [hole in page] [d]ollars, and stated that I would remit you the remaining  [s]eventy five dollars by the 1st of July next, but I shall probably  be enabled to do so in the course of the ensuing winter, cer tainly by the first of May next. Not having received  an acknowledgment of the receipt of the certificate of deposite,  and supposing that you were probably prevented from  acknowledging <it> by the pressure of other business, I wrote a  few days since to Elder [Heber C.] Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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, requesting him to make  the inquiry and write me, as I felt anxious to know whether  it had reached you in safety. In my last I desired  you to make the purchase within two or three miles of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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,  but I have very recently been informed that the price of  land is very high in the immediate vicinity of that city,  I should therefore obtain a very small tract for five hun dred dollars. If this be the case, you will have the goodness  to purchase land, (if you have not already done so) at any  distance within ten miles of your city

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, but you will please  to act in this matter as if you were purchasing for yourself,  for you are on the spot and perfectly well acquainted  with all the advantages and disadvantages of location &c &c [p. [1]]
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John Bernhisel, Letter, New York City

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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, NY, to JS, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 18 Aug. 1841; handwriting of John Bernhisel; two pages; BYU.

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